Help Joshua take first step without pain

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Hopes that a three-year-old boy with severe cerebral palsy will one day walk without pain have resulted in a second plea from his family.

Joshua Holmes, of Gedney Drove End, is soon to have major operation to relieve stiffness in his legs.

For it to have the best possible outcome, he will need intensive physiotherapy and hydrotherapy both before and after the operation.

However, the cost is not covered by the NHS and is expected to be £20,000.

Mum Aimee said: “Without this operation, he faces the possibility of many future operations on his feet, legs and hips.

“Last year, we were very lucky to receive help from your readers, and also Bakkavor, to help fund a playhouse. We are hoping you may be able to help us again.

“We all hate to see Joshua in pain from his spasms and the discomfort that the stiffness in his legs causes.

“It is hoped the operation will not only mean he is free from a lot of pain, but with the right therapy he will be able to use his walking frame, because right now his legs are too stiff to be able to learn to step.”

If you would like to help, contact the family on Facebook at Joshua’s SDR journey.